the smuggler’s bible

You played it smart down there at Realito, brother

Stay calm and try to keep a cool head. It had to happen this way. It always does. Time gets away from us all. Your grip slackened for just an instant and now it is rushing through your hands. It burns your palms as it goes, it is moving at such speed.

You will be tempted. If I could just slow it down a little bit, you think, perhaps I could regain my grip.

Be careful, though, about how you try. There’s something very heavy tied to the other end, something nobody has ever hauled up yet.

But maybe someday.